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I am 21, I live in London, I love clothes and I'm a bit of a slave to fashion. My friends know of my addiction to the latest trends and often ask me for my advice which I am more than happy to give(!) I also have a secret habit of styling people that I see on my travels, reinventing an improved style for them in my mind! I've been following a few fashion blogs but haven't really found what i've been looking for, so i've decided to create my own to share my ideas of style with anyone who is interested! I am a working girl on a tight budget (a healthy size 10) and clothes have to come at a price I can afford. I am hoping to show that it is possible to keep up with the trends with buys from the high street. So, I will be posting things that I would want to see in a blog. I hope you like it! I'd appreciate constructive comments. xx

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Palazzo Trousers Vs Capri Pants.

Trend Six.

Palazzo Trousers

Palazzo Trousers. Although not my cup of tea, palazzo trousers are set to be highly fashionable over the next year! Another trip back to the 70s. If they are worn right they can look amazing but I always feel you have to be quite brave to wear them especially as it's still a very new trend. This 70s trend is set to stick around until AW11 so they will be a brilliant investment buy and will take you right through to next season. I'm sure I will be investing in a pair over the next month. I'll post a picture when I do!

Holly Fulton, Bensoni, Salvatore-Ferragomo, Marc Jacobs, Bensoni SS11

Advice on how to wear palazzo trousers.
  • I would recommend that you need a taller frame to not be drowned by the trousers.  If you are slightly shorter then look at capri pants (cropped trousers)
  • For the best look they should be worn with heels as when worn with flats they have the potential to look like a skirt, in my opinion anyway. 
  • To make the most of the 70s style we are seeing so much recently pair them with a floppy hat & big platforms
  • A tight fitted shirt will balance out the volume given from the trousers, a blouse can look equally as good but you will probably find that a waist belt will be needed to break up the "bagginess"

A selection of my favourites.


Brown Pleated Extreme Wide Leg Trousers - Topshop
(pleats are super hot this season... double bonus with these trousers!ha)

'18 & East' Sheer Wide Leg Trousers - Peacocks

Nude Wide Leg Trousers - Miss Selrfridge

Black Jersey Wide Leg Trousers by Boutique - Topshop
Light Purple Palazzo Trousers - River Island

Pink Palazzo Trousers - River Island
Lipsy Extreme Wide Leg Jersey  Palazzo Pants - ASOS
River Island Tribal Printed Palazzo Trousers - ASOS

Black Daisy Palazzo Trousers - Dorothy Perkins

Purple Paisley Print Palazzo Trousers - River Island


Capri Pants
Capri Pants - If you fancy a change from full length skinny jeans but aren't brave enough to try the palazzo trousers then have a look at capri pants.  There are several different styles of capri pants ones that are made to be slightly cropped so that they sit just above the ankle and ones that are cut just below the calf.

An easy way to wear the capri style pants without having to buy any would be to just slightly roll up the bottom of any skinny jeans you may have (I am just assuming everyone owns a pair of skinny jeans!!)
I find this style quite funny because a few years ago if your jeans didn't quite reach the floor because you had grown everyone would laugh and they would be called "ankle swingers" but who would have known that this style would become a huge trend!


High street favourites.
MOTO Pink Seven-Eighths Skinny Capri Pants - Topshop
Lara Pleat Front Elastic Hem Belted Trousers - Boohoo
ASOS Green Skinny Capri Jeans
Petite Stone Capri Trousers - Dorothy Perkins

Petite Black Capri Trousers - Dorothy Perkins

ASOS Skinny Twill Capri Trousers

Coral Daisy Capri Trousers - Dorothy Perkins
Vero Moda Very Cropped Leather Trousers at ASOS

White Floral Printed Capri Trousers - Topshop

MOTO Yellow Seven-Eighths Skinny Jeans - Topshop

Tan Straight Leg Trousers - Topshop

Light Pink Slim Chino Capri Pants - Debenhams



These collections show the different ways to wear capri pants.

Top row - Nicholas K SS11
Middle row - Balmain SS11
Bottom row - Frank Tell SS11
 

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